Correlates of Dispositional and State Flow in Tennis Competition

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Koehn, Stefan, Morris, Tony and Watt, Anthony P (2013) Correlates of Dispositional and State Flow in Tennis Competition. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology , 25 (3). pp. 354-369. ISSN 1041-3200 (print) 1533-1571 (online)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between psychological correlates and flow in tennis competition. Using a cross-sectional design, the sample of 261 junior tennis athletes showed moderate-to-strong correlations between flow (dispositional and state) and confidence (r disp = .59; r state = .35), imagery use (r disp = .58; r state = .32), and action control (r disp = .41; r state = .40), whereas absorption was orthogonal to flow. Commonality analysis revealed that imagery and confidence accounted for 34.2% of the variance in dispositional flow. The results are discussed for the development of intervention studies in order to enhance flow in competition.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23666
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2012.737403
Official URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1041320...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords ResPubID26721, sports psychology, athletes, flow theory, measurement, Australia, New Zealand
Citations in Scopus 14 - View on Scopus
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